Gunfight in Kashmir forests
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SRINAGAR — A gunfight started on Sunday between militants and security forces in higher reaches of Barote village of Rajouri district in Jammu division.

Reports reaching GNS said that a joint team of Police and Army launched a cordon and search operation in the area after having a specific input about presence of some militants.

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As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off a gunfight.

A senior police officer also confirmed to GNS about the exchange of firing between the militants and security forces.

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The gunfight was underway as this report was being filed.

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